In converting design into construction, we think about the extra large to the extra small, until arriving at the ultimate finished product at full scale 1:1.
Welcome to our new address at Chifley Square, where real life designers meet clients.
With 50% more space than before, we occupy a whole floor with a bigger team and a bucket load of new ideas for the future.
Focused on the needs of global liveable cities and high density living, down to intimate spaces for culture, memory, and place recognition, we have a studio built for creating innovation in design and building procurement.
First and foremost, our new studio is about hosting clients, welcoming them into our process of design collaboration and the essence of our values: Collective Ambition Realised.
This is agile theory in practice and for us it’s all in the details.
Our new studio is fundamentally configured to enable the forward thinking act of design. We have spaces for clients to drop in, war rooms for the life of a project, decision making spaces like active lounges and stand up tables for quick and fast meetings to free up the use of formal rooms and the preamble of meeting processes. Plus of course some passive spaces for quiet personal productivity.
Internally, our up-lights create a warm and home like mood, leaving the commercial fluorescent lights switched off yet retained for modern heritage integrity when viewed externally.
And our foyer has been replaced with a gallery doubling as a lounge. This is where we run our Wednesday Forum: a rich training and knowledge exchange every week as there is always so much to share.
Our large new studio is open and accessible, with a flat hierarchy offering the opportunity to run multiple design projects simultaneously with ample project leaders skilled in design and delivery. While our technology enables mobility, including a suite of site tools for record taking work in the field to boost our productivity.
Known originally as Qantas House, the building is an understated icon in the Sydney CBD. Designed by Felix Tavener of Rudder Littlemore and Rudder in 1957, it is the graceful, double-curved façade that addresses both Elizabeth and Hunter Streets that characterises the building and contributes to its urban setting.
The curtain wall facade is considered to have heritage significance at a national level, representing transitional aspects of ‘moderate’ 1930s European modernism, combined with the latest in post-war curtain wall technologies and materials. From the inside, we read the classic steel fenestration detail and enjoy excellent natural light and engaging views.
The building became the inspiration for Chifley Square, modelled on a town planned scheme from circa 1870, and is a key defining element in this important, urban space, providing a visual termination to significant vistas and visual linkages to adjoining buildings and streets.
Occupying level one feels integrated with the public domain, and like our previous home at Circular Quay, Scott Carver again overlooks a civic public domain which is an ideal place for us to observe, participate in and get inspired by the bustle of the city in which we live. We look forward to showing you around our new home soon.